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Herzog says PM failed to leverage Iran deal for security assistance

Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog tells Army Radio that had Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not fought with the Americans, Israel would receive a military assistance package as “compensation” for the deal.

“If you go to a deal, as bad as it may be, the way to minimize its damage is by arriving at an agreement with the US on a very significant security package,” Herzog says, like the ones negotiated by Sunni Gulf states which are US allies. “Israel is avoiding doing this and is not negotiating with the US,” Herzog adds.

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog seen during a Zionist Camp party meeting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on June 1, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog seen during a Zionist Camp party meeting at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem on June 1, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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